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Novel teaching and research project sees Kingston University nursing students take part in drama and dance production

Posted Wednesday 28 September 2016

Novel teaching and research project sees Kingston University nursing students take part in drama and dance production

An unusual collaboration between drama, nursing and history at Kingston University has led to the creation of a new, interactive production.

Entitled 'Careful', the production will take audience participation to a new level with nursing students and graduates playing the part of patients in hospital beds. The first performance will be on Thursday 29 September in Kingston University's Darwin Ward, a simulated hospital environment at the Kingston Hill campus used for training student nurses....


Author Matt Haig talks to Kingston University students about writing, reading and what it means to be human

Posted Monday 26 September 2016

Author Matt Haig talks to Kingston University students about writing, reading and what it means to be human

New students from every part of the University gathered on Wednesday to hear Matt Haig, author of The Humans, speak. The novel was chosen for the Kingston University's Big Read - a scheme that offers all new students, and current staff, the chance to read the same book and then have something in common to talk about. Matt's visit was one of a number Big Read events being held during Welcome Week.

Matt has been a keen supporter of the Big Read since he first heard about it and has enjoyed being involved. "My publisher called me to say I'd been shortlisted and asked if I would be willing to come to the University to give talks," he explained. "It was amazing to get this overwhelming news and it felt like an honour to be considered, especially for this book as it's the one of all my novels that I am most personally attached to and I love to hear about new people reading it....


Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Posted Friday 16 September 2016

Iconic music producer Tony Visconti opens analogue recording studio at Kingston University as part of teaching and research collaboration

Legendary record producer Tony Visconti – who has worked with some of the world's greatest names in rock and pop such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Morrissey and U2 – has opened a new analogue recording studio at Kingston University, named in his honour.

The Visconti Studio is based around an unusual, octagonal-shaped live room and stocked with vintage and rare recording equipment and a unique collection of instruments including a Hammond organ, Steinway grand piano and a Mellotron – an instrument used by Paul McCartney to produce the flute-like sound in the introduction to the Beatles' 1967 classic Strawberry Fields Forever....


Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week

Posted Friday 16 September 2016

Kingston University's MA Fashion students showcase latest collections to industry experts on eve of London Fashion Week

A computer game, a dance performance and a nod to freedom fighters around the world were just some of the latest works Kingston University's graduating designers unveiled at their annual MA Fashion show.

Visitors were treated to an eclectic mix of collections that centred on themes of movement and evolution, with undertones of political tension simmering throughout. Launched on the eve of London Fashion Week at the Vinyl Factory in Soho, the show was the culmination of months of research undertaken by the students, who graduated in July....


Kingston University MA Fashion student swaps catwalk for stage to captivate crowds on cusp of London Fashion Week

Posted Thursday 15 September 2016

Kingston University MA Fashion student swaps catwalk for stage to captivate crowds on cusp of London Fashion Week

Fashion student Nigel Guérin-Garnett woke up at exactly 3.44am one morning to scribble down a vivid dream he'd just experienced. A couple of weeks later he awoke at 1.42am following another restless sleep to write down what he'd dreamt again. Kingston University's MA Fashion Show set standards high on the eve of London Fashion Week on September 15, opening with Nigel's dreams unfolding on stage in a contemporary dance piece which experiments with the very idea of fashion.The MA show, entitled LIVE, was a culmination of years of hard work by some of the recently graduated crop of students who approached the craft of fashion design through a range of mediums, including a dance performance, a computer game and a range of catwalk collections. Nigel's bespoke costume pieces were worn during his performance, captivating industry experts in attendance before his peers' collections made their highly anticipated catwalk debuts.

Nigel Guérin-Garnett instructs dancers ahead of his performance at the MA Fashion Show.Upon coming to Kingston University to study fashion, Nigel drew on 11 years of experience designing for the likes of lauded fabric editor Sabina Fay Braxton in Paris and luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue, in New York. He felt the penny drop, however, when he realised that dancing was an intrinsic part of him and therefore an essential part of his range. "I think at this level you need to figure out your identity as a creative person - you must continually question yourself in order to respect that truth," he said. "I started dancing at the age of six and it's such an odd thing - you're not like an artist or a writer who can put the paintbrush or the pencil down, it's in you all the time. You dream in dance and you cannot separate yourself from it....


Kingston University design students play key role in project commissioned by car manufacturer Nissan to create world's largest 3D pen sculpture

Posted Thursday 15 September 2016

Kingston University design students play key role in project commissioned by car manufacturer Nissan to create world's largest 3D pen sculpture

Creative Kingston University students have joined forces with a group of artists to create the world's largest 3D pen sculpture – in the shape of a car. Product and furniture design student Karsan Haval teamed up with interior design undergraduates Luiza Darie-Vlasceanu, Femi Adedoyin, Ruby Asare-Brown and Yelitzelena Leonard to play a key role in an 800 hour project crafting a full-sized replica of the Nissan Qashqai Black Edition for the Japanese firm, which manufactures 58 real cars in just one hour.

The work was commissioned by Nissan to demonstrate the refined design of its new European crossover model. Students from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture were called on to take part, spending two weeks drawing onto a stenciled car with a 3D pen, which was then used to weld the elements of the sculpture together. "We started by drawing key areas of the car, adding contour lines to accentuate the profile of the vehicle and covering the whole car in masking tape to fill the gaps, creating panels," Karsan explained. "In the early stages it was difficult to imagine what the finished ‘drawing' would look like, but once we started webbing the contour lines to fill the panels and connecting them together, it really started to take shape."...


Grandmother becomes one of United Kingdom's oldest students after enrolling on MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University

Posted Thursday 15 September 2016

Grandmother becomes one of United Kingdom's oldest students after enrolling on MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University

An 80-year-old grandmother who believes you're never too old to learn something new is about to embark on a new chapter at Kingston University.

Retired businesswoman Hilary Chalkly has been passionate about writing for decades, but couldn't believe it when she was accepted on to the MA Creative Writing course at Kingston University. Now she can't wait to get started. "I know people who hit their late seventies and eighties and give you the impression they're sitting waiting to die," Hilary said. "I want people of my generation to realise there's a whole life to continue living. It's never too late to learn."...


Kingston University engineering students build racing car to compete at Caterham Academy Championships

Posted Thursday 15 September 2016

Kingston University engineering students build racing car to compete at Caterham Academy Championships

Fuelled by a passion for motorsport, three Kingston University engineering students have taken on the challenge of building a Caterham racing car and are travelling around the United Kingdom to compete against other amateur teams. Using a Caterham 7 kit - a car that arrives in flat-pack form - Tom Hart, Andrew El Hajj and Riccardo Antonini have assembled the vehicle from its individual parts to race in the Caterham Academy Championship series.

"This is the first time in recent years we have done something quite of this magnitude," automotive technician and team leader Dale Cooper, who supervises the students and assumes the driving seat when the car takes to the track, explained. "As well as giving students hands-on experience of building a vehicle, it's also a great visual training aid. I've even used the car several times in the workshop to show how various parts are put together." he said....

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